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Wednesday, April 27, 2022

April 30 is day to get rid of your hazardous materials correctly They will be checking IDs for Gaston County addresses this time out by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

Auten-Stowe American Legion Post 144 commander Barry Smith, Dept. of NC Auxiliary president Jill Puett, of Cherryville, and NC commander Jim Quinlan, of Shelby. See more photos on page 3. (photo by Alan Hodge)

Belmont’s Auten-Stowe American Legion Post 144 celebrates 100 years Jill Puett; Monica Lockwood, from Cherryville’s Post 100 Legion group, attend ceremony by ALAN HODGE

Patriotism was the password last Saturday when Belmont’s American Legion Auten-Stowe Post 144 celebrated its centennial. A large crowd of Post 144 members, local and state officials, and interested citizenry attended the event which was held at the headquarters in Belmont. Post 144 commander Barry Smith had this to say about the centennial. “It’s quite an accomplishment since very few organizations reach one hundred years,” he said. “We want to recall this day and remember those who went before and the good that Post 144 has done in the community. We look forward to many more years.” American Legion NC commander Jim Quinlan visited Belmont for the event and made remarks. Quinlan recounted the his-

tory of the American Legion on a national level, and complimented Post 144 in particular. “I am honored to be here,” Quinlan said. “You all have done a great job with Post 144.” Other speakers included Belmont mayor Charles Martin, Post 144 past commander Dan Cloninger, and Post 144 vice commander Bill Blackett. Visiting from Cherryville’s Post 100 were Dept. of NC Auxiliary president Jill Puett and Vice Commander of NC Dist. 22, Monica Lockwood. Connie Atkins and Courtney Bowne sang patriotic songs. Rev. Joe Lawing delivered a heartfelt invocation. Following the speeches, everyone attacked the two 100th anniversary cakes, washed them down with plenty of soda pop, and enjoyed a beautiful spring morning with plenty of Belmont-style “liberté, égalité, fraternité” (that’s liberty, equality, fraternity” in French). (Additional information by Michael E. Powell, Editor/The Cherryville Eagle)

For those of you who have lots and lots of what is termed “hazardous waste”, for example; paints, liquid cleaners, solvents, pesticides, and all such nasty and quite dangerous (hence the term “hazardous”) materials still laying around or packed up and stowed in your basement or garage or outdoor shed, April 30 is a date you need to know. Cherryville Fire Chief Jason Wofford said that during this time when spring and summer work around the house is starting up and even kicking into

NAN KIRLIN Gaston County Recycling Coordinator full gear, for folks NOT to bring ANY hazardous materials of any form to the Fire Station. “We no longer accept ANY hazardous waste as we have no way to dispose of it,” said Chief Wofford. Nan Kirlin, columnist and Gaston County’s Recycling Coordinator, is one who is knowledgeable of hazardous materials. She noted in a recent update to a previous column for the county’s local daily,

A few examples of types of hazardous wastes found around the house. The containers can come in all shapes and sizes and materials. (graphic provided) “Well, Gaston County folks, it is time once again for the Household Hazardous Waste event coming to you at the Dallas Park, 1303 Dallas – Cherryville Highway in Dallas,” this time it is scheduled for Saturday, April 30, 2022.”

Kirlin continued, “We will be checking IDs for your Gaston County address,” adding, “This event is for Gaston County residents only.” Kirlin also noted they will NOT accept hazardous See HAZARDOUS, Page 2

Gaston VISION 2040 kicks off with Cherryville workshop Far-reaching agenda looking for stakeholders who want to change their future by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

In a series of Community Engagement workshops, Gaston VISION 2040 has officially launched their ongoing efforts to get input on farsighted goals to make the county a better place to live for our children. The group’s main question is this: “Are you interested in the future of Gaston County? Let’s have a conversation”, and their primary goal, as stated on the group’s web site and a flier handed out at the Cherryville (and other subsequent) meet-

Cherryville City Manager Brian Dalton and Planning and Zoning Director Alex Blackburn jotting down a few notes at the April 12 Gaston VISION 2040 meeting at the town’s Community Building. (photo by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media) ing(s), is “To engage county residents, businesses, and organizations in dialogue about their desires for the

future of Gaston County, and to use that dialogue, along with an examination of data and trends, to create

a VISION for what Gaston County can achieve between now and 2040.” Furthermore, it is noted (also on the group’s information and web site) that “A community vision is an image of a community’s future. It describes the desired outcome – a place where participants agree they want to journey together.” On Tuesday, April 12, at 3 p.m., Cherryville was the first spot selected to open up the first round of Community Engagement meetings, according to information from Gaston VISION 2040 (GV2040) and their steering committee, comprised of the following members: Deborah Ally (Chair); Gaston See VISION, Page 3

Municipal Operations Center “reno” planned for City of Gastonia Proposed project includes building a new electric division campus by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

According to a recent media release from Mary J. Elliott, Director of Communications and Marketing for the City of Gastonia, on Monday, April 25, the City of

Gastonia’s Electric Division hosted a groundbreaking ceremony marking a $10.2 million renovation project of the Municipal Operations Center, currently located at 1300 N. Broad Street. Also included in the media release was information about the upcoming construction of a new Electric Division Building that will be located at 1315 N. Broad Street. As per the release, Gastonia Mayor Walker E. Reid noted, “We are proud to create a facility that will meet the needs of our Electric Division crews and staff as they See RENO, Page 2


An architectural rendering of Municipal Operations Center building soon to be built in Gastonia. (photo of rendering provided)

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Dr. Howard D. Homesley Dr. Howard David Homesley, 81, of Mooresville, passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at his residence. He was the third child of Essie and Troy C. Homesley and was born in Cherryville, NC, on Nov. 22, 1940. After finishing Cherryville High School, he was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate from UNC at Chapel Hill and then graduated from the UNC School of Medicine. In 1966, he married Jane Blackwelder, also from Cherryville. Together they went to Nashville, Tennessee, where at Vanderbilt University Hospital he completed training in obstetrics and gynecology, followed by a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, New York. He then served two years in the United States Air Force at Travis Air Force Base. From 1975 to 1996, Dr. Homesley was the Director of Gynecologic Oncology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. From 1996 to 2004, Dr. Homesley was in private practice in Winston-Salem, NC, and Nashville, TN. Following this, he was Director of Gynecologic Oncology at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, until his retirement in 2009. Dr. Homesley was president of the N.C. Obstetrical and Gynecological Society, president of the Forsyth Stokes County Medical Society, president of the Society of Memorial Gynecologic Oncologists and served in many positions in the Gynecologic Oncology Group. His passion throughout his medical career was dedicating as much time as possible to clinical research toward improving the care of women with gynecologic cancer. As a graduate of Cherryville High School, in 2010 he was the founding Board Chairman of Cherryville High School Education Foundation, whose mission is to enrich the educational experience of all students and teachers at Cherryville High School. He was most fortunate to dedicate his retirement years at Lake Norman, primarily to his family and grandchildren, to whom he was known as “Unkie” or “Grando”. He also served as president of the Lake Norman Lions Club. He is survived by his wife, Jane; son, Dr. Howard “David” Homesley, Jr. and his wife, Natalie, and their sons, Jack and Alex; son, John Homesley and his wife, Alana and their daughters, Ella and Maeve. Also surviving close relatives are, his sister, Shirley Smith; his brother, TC Homesley, Jr. and his wife, Jacquie B. Homesley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Hoyle Smith. Per Howard’s wishes no services will be held. Memorials may be made to Cherryville High School Education Foundation, P.O. Box 301, Cherryville, NC. 28201. or Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Rd., Statesville, NC, 28625, or a charity of your choice. Cavin – Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the Homesley family. Condolences may be made to the family at

Frances Beam CHERRYVILLE – Mrs. Frances Gregory Beam, 86, of Hwy. 274 N., passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at her residence. Mrs. Beam was born in Gaston County, NC, on June 2, 1935, a daughter of Leroy Gregory and Doris Evelyn Friday Gregory. She was retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 20 years of service and also worked for H&R Block in Cherryville for 20 years. She was a member of Second Baptist Church in Cherryville and loved her church and church family. Mrs. Beam was a member and one of the teachers of the Mothers Sunday school class, served on the bereavement committee and served as an assistant organist. She also wrote all of the cards for the church CARE ministry that went to shut-ins and cancer patients. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Guy R. Beam, Jr.; two sons, J. Mark Beam and Roy Beam and a grandson, Casey Lee Greene. Survivors include three sons, Benny Beam of Aiken, SC; Guy Beam, III and wife Trudy of Cherryville; Wayne Beam and wife Brenda of Burlington; four grandchildren, Jonathan Beam of Raleigh; Michelle Beam, Lacey (Nick) Dellinger all of Cherryville; Jake Beam (Becca) of Brevard; six great-grandchildren, Joe Hood-Lee (Sierra), Harley Scronce, Shy Greene, Ash Greene, Lucy Beam, and Samuel Dellinger; and a sister-in-law, Peggy Beam Eaker (Jim) of Asheville. Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m., on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at Stamey – Cherryville Funeral Home, and at other times the family will be at the home. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., on Friday, April 21, 2022 at Second Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Lail officiating. Burial followed the service at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery in Cherryville. Memorials may be made to Second Baptist Church, 201 N. Houser St., Cherryville, NC, 28021 A guest register is available at Stamey – Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service served the family of Mrs. Beam.

RENO From Page 1 continue to provide excellent services to our residents and customers.” The groundbreaking ceremony was held at 4 p.m., at the 1315 N. Broad St., Gastonia, location. Ms. Elliott’s media release also noted Joe Albright, Director of Public Utilities for the City of Gastonia, stating, “This project marks the conclusion of a multi-year planning process to provide right-sized facilities that support critical services to the citizens of Gastonia and the customers of Two Rivers Utilities.” According to Elliot’s release, the following project details are the project’s cost: $10.2 million; the name of

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■ POLICE ARRESTS 4-8: Nora Elizabeth Beheler, 42, 1217 Foster Rd., Cherryville, was arrested at 425 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Gastonia, by GCSO deputies on one count of a warrant from another agency. 4-10: Anquavius Sentel Littlejohn, 33, 304 Doc Wehunt Rd., Cherryville, was arrested at 431 Lee Black Rd., Cherryville, by GCPD officers on one count each of an OFA (contempt of court/perjury/court violation) and a drug/narcotic violation. 4-12: Sammy Leroy Wooten, 32, 149 McIntyre St., Cherryville, was arrested at 425 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Way, Gastonia, by GCSO deputies on six (6) counts of an OFA for contempt of court/perjury/court violations. 4-13: Joshua Corey Sevearance, 42, 1961 St. Mark’s Church Rd., Crouse, was arrested at 1843 W. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia, by Gastonia PD officers on one count of a warrant from another agency. 4-13: Gabriel Evan Richmond, 32, 403 N. Mulberry St., Cherryville, was arrested at 425 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Gastonia, by GCSO deputies on one count of a warrant from another agency. 4-17: Gregory Dean Wilson, 39, 144 Mt. Zion Church Rd., Cherryville, was arrested at this same address by GCPD officers on

one count of “all other”. 4-18 Crystal Lee Carpenter, 40, 934 Baxter Rd., Cherryville, was arrested at Belmont Mt. Holly Rd., and Woodlawn St., Gastonia, by GCPD officers on one count of an OFA (contempt of court/perjury/court violation). INCIDENTS 4-4: Cherryville man reports burglary/B&E and damage to property by listed suspect who stole an item from the residence and damaged property. Stolen: an air fryer; damaged: flooring section piece (est. damages and cost of stolen item: $305). Case is active and under further investigation. 4-4: Cherryville man reports larceny of a firearm (Rossi .22 handgun/$200) by unnamed subject who stole listed item from victim’s residence. Case is active and under further investigation. 4-5: CPD officer reports WSOJ/trespass enter/remain on listed suspect who had an OFA. Closed/cleared by arrest. 4-5: CPD officer reports WSOJ/OFA/Gaston County (DWLR, expired registration) on listed suspect. Closed/cleared by arrest. 4-6: CPD officer and business report vandalism ($500/structures/commercial/business) by unknown person(s) who had graffiti painted on exterior of building. Case is active and under further investigation. 4-6: CPD officer reports

trafficking opioid by listed suspect who possessed trafficking amount of Oxycodone (seized:10.486 dosage units of Oxycodone). Case is active and under further investigation. 4-6: CPD officer reports possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, open container of alcohol, WSOJ/hit and run, and failure to stop for a stop sign by listed suspect who committed listed infractions. Seized: 6 grams of marijuana, a grinder, and a water bong. Closed/cleared by arrest. 4-7: CPD officer reports possession of marijuana and speeding by listed suspect who possessed listed controlled substance and sped. Closed by other means. 4-9: CPD officer reports possession of methamphetamine by unnamed suspect who possessed meth and had outstanding warrants. Closed/cleared by arrest. 4-10: CPD officer reports WSOJ/shoplifting/concealment of goods by listed suspect who had an OFA. Closed/cleared by arrest. 4-10: CPD officer reports PWIMSD Schedule I controlled substance, possession of marijuana up to ½ ounce, and possession of drug paraphernalia by listed suspect who possessed narcotics and paraphernalia. Seized: 3 grams of heroin; 3 grams of marijuana; 3 syringes; one digital scale; 14 baggies; and $330 in U.S. currency. Case is active and under investi-

gation. 4-11: An Aug. 14, 2020, drug/narcotic violation and drug equipment violation at 105 Diana Rd., Cherryville, has been reported as “exceptionally closed/cleared” by GCPD officers. 4-11: GCPD officers report further investigation into a misdemeanor drug/ narcotic violation and a drug equipment violation at 313 Ridge Ave., Cherryville. 4-12: Lincolnton man and Bessemer City woman report call for service for unattended death of Cherryville woman. Case is active. 4-12: CPD officer reports possession of marijuana up to ½ ounces by listed suspect who was speeding and possessed listed controlled substance. Seized: 1 gram of marijuana. Closed/cleared by arrest. 4-14: GCPD officers report exceptionally closing/ clearing an assault-intimidate/harass incident at 313 Ridge Ave., Cherryville. 4-14: Cherryville woman and CPD officer report assault on a female, WSOJ/ extradition/fugitive warrant-SC, and possession of marijuana up to ½ ounces by listed suspect who assaulted female and had an outstanding warrant. Seized: 1.4 grams of marijuana. Closed/ cleared by arrest. 4-17: GCPD officers report closing/clearing by arrest an “all other” incident at 144 Mt Zion Church Rd., Cherryville.

HAZARDOUS From Page 1 materials from businesses, schools, or churches, so, as she noted for those considering making the trip to bring their hazardous waste materials, “PLEASE have your ID available” while in the line. Kirlin further noted, “It is unfortunate that we are now checking for county residents; seems as though surrounding county residents discovered this wonderful service and have taken advantage of the free event. We certainly encourage residents of other counties to ask how their county can provide this service.” Kirlin said they will be collecting the usual materials: paints (both oil-based and latex), spray paint, varnishes, sealers, any paint-related stuff (caulks, etc.), liquid cleaners, drain cleaners, solvents, any type of pesticides (solids or liquids), insect repellants, flammable liquids, fluorescent lamps, rechargeable batteries, old gasoline, antifreeze, motor oil and oil filters. “We also accept fire extinguishers, propane tanks and cooking oil. There will also be a medicine takethe contractor: Edifice, LLC; mention of including the new Electric Division Campus (new location: 1315 N. Broad Street); the size of the building: 20,000 square foot Electric Division Building; a 7,500 square foot covered,

Examples of hazardous wastes found around the house. (graphic provided) back available on the way into our event.” Some “Do’s” and “Don’ts” DO use a box for loose things, said Kirlin as it’s easier for them to grab a box of items rather than what they can carry with two hands. DON’T get out of your vehicle! “There are times when folks are just dropping off one thing, while the car ahead of them is unloading a garage-full; we will wave that person around the full car, so we don’t want any pedestrian accidents!” DO tell your neighbors that Saturday, April 30 this event is happening at the Dallas Park from 8 until 11:30 a.m. DON’T bring empty

paint or spray cans. “If there is no liquid in the container, it can be properly disposed of in your household trash,” she said. DO take this week to clean out the garage, shed, under your sink cabinets and clear out the things that you are not using or no longer find them to be effective for the job you bought them to do. DON’T bring alkaline batteries, such as D, AA, AAA, or 9-volt transistor batteries). “The only batteries that we can recycle are rechargeable batteries; dead alkaline batteries can also go into your household trash. Lastly, Kirlin and crew said DON’T bring electronics or tires or trash. “Our next Household

Hazardous Waste Collection Event will be Sept. 24; as we do not hold these collections in the summer months due to the heat. Our Gaston County Convenience sites have collection containers year-round for motor oil, antifreeze and oil filters. We have collection boxes for rechargeable batteries, electronic waste (TV’s computers, etc.) and tires,” she said, adding, “With an appointment, we will also collect LATEX ONLY paint at the Landfill, which is located at 3155 Philadelphia Church Rd., Dallas, so call (704) 9227729 for a paint appointment. Again, and as a reminder, you will be asked for ID to use this FREE event, noted Ms. Kirlin.

open-air shed and surface parking; renovation of existing Municipal Operations Center Building; and it will include a new training center and modernization of existing office space. Said Mike Carlisto, Ex-

ecutive Vice President for Edifice, LLC, “The Edifice-ADW team is honored and proud to be the City’s Design-Build partner in the next phase of the Municipal Operations Center. We are looking forward to building a

high-quality project after our team’s collaborative design process.” Elliott noted in her media release “…the project will begin May 2022 and is scheduled for completion summer of 2023.”


Associate Pastor/Youth Position Patterson Grove Baptist Church, Kings Mountain, NC is seeking a full time Associate Pastor/Youth, to serve as the primary support person for the Youth. Responsibilities include serving as the direct support person for the senior pastor. Plan and promote Bible study and activities. Prompt spiritual growth for the youth, develop programs to enlist and retain the youth, etc. If interested, please email questions or resumes by mail to Patterson Grove Baptist Church, 301 Oak Grove Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086 or email

Legal Notice of Public Hearing Notice is hereby given that the Cherryville City Council will meet on Monday May 9, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. at the Cherryville Community Building at 106 S Jacob Street to hold a Public Hearing in consideration of a Zoning Map Amendment for Parcel 300506, further identified as 4233 Old Lincolnton Road, from its current zoning classification of General Manufacturing and Commercial (GMC) to Rural Residential-40 (R-40). For more information, please contact Zoning Administrator Alex Blackburn at 704-435-1705 or at ablackburn@ CE (4/27, 5/4/2022)

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Monica Lockwood, Vice Commander – NC Dist. 22, looks at the plaque in front of Post 144. (photos by Alan Hodge)

Cherryville’s Downtown Development Director, David Day, listens as a point is brought up by one of the many attendees of the April 12 Gaston VISION 2040 meeting. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

VFW NC commander Jim Quinlan, of Shelby, speaks at the ceremony. Asheville’s Design Workshop’s Glenn Walters emceed the introductory Gaston VISION 2040 meeting at the Cherryville Community Building on April 12.

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County YMCA CEO Sharon Padgett (Acting Chair); Donyel Barber; Brandon Bellamy; Gaston County School Superintendent Dr. W. Jeffery Booker; Asst. Chief Nancy Brogdon; Stephen Crane; Cherryville Downtown Director David Day; Gaston County’s Dr. Kim Eagle; the Rev. Dr. Rodney Freeman; Juan Garcia; Thomas Gillespie; Vincent Ginski; Rev. Ray Hardee; Carl A. Harris, Sr.; Dr. Kelvin Harris; Steven Long; Ernest Sumner, II; Natalie Tindol; Dr. Valerie Holmes-Waddell; and Diana Willman. That first meeting at Cherryville’s Community Building was followed by other meetings on April 12 (at 7 p.m., Bessemer City); April 14 at 3 p.m. (Gaston County Citizens Resource Center in Dallas); and April 14 at 7 p.m., at St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church (Gastonia). There are to be meetings on Wednesday, April 27 at The Pointe Church in Belmont (at 2 p.m.), and Wednesday, April 27, at 7 p.m., at Belmont Abbey College Haid Theater. On Saturday, April 30, at 10 a.m., a Zoom Session is scheduled (find the link at Sharon Padgett, the Acting Chairperson, noted a second round of workshops, as per a handout at the first Cherryville ses-

sion, will be held to build on the topics discussed from the first round of meetings. Those second-round workshops are scheduled for Tuesday, May 24, at 3 and 7 p.m.; Wednesday, May 25, at 3 and 7 p.m.; Thursday; May 26, at 3 and 7 p.m.; and another Saturday Zoom meeting for May 28, at 10 a.m. The meetings are roughly 90 minutes each, Padgett noted. After introductions at the Cherryville stakeholders meeting, emcee Glenn Walters, of Asheville’s Design Workshop, gave a presentation of the group’s goals, using the VISION’s talking points. “We want to inspire acting leadership, and represent those things and activities that improve our lives,” said Mrs. Padgett, who added it is “important to be thorough”. In all that is undertaken. She then quoted Ted Abernathy, an Economic Development Consultant (2019) who said, “Gaston County is at an inflection point”, noting that the county and its leaders “… have been on a journey for almost two years.” The group, noted Mr. Walters, in “…on schedule to get it (the introduction to GV2040) wrapped by fall”, adding that what they have so far been hearing about, concerning the VISION, concerns the many challenges as well as the many opportunities. “Please keep in mind,” he said, “this is not a one size fits all VISION.”

Additionally, it was pointed out by stakeholders at the Cherryville workshop, that growth is a big issue and that housing densities are really low, especially in Cherryville’s end of Gaston County. Walters noted other factors that will be taken into consideration at these upcoming workshops include accessibility to parks, schools, and such for lessserved groups of individuals, as well consideration of everyone’s cultural importance and history. Another important aspect, especially in light of the current political outlooks in today’s America and the world is our environment; more importantly, protecting our natural environment and our precious natural resources. As per the handouts, some questions the group wants all to think about as GV2040 goes forward have to do with: What are the critical issues are facing the county; what are its greatest opportunities; how can a shared county-wide vision serve various organizations or the county’s constituents; and what (if any) limitations are seen, with existing planning for the future? And, lastly: How can Gaston VISION 2040 help the citizens of the county to help us champion the effort going forward? For more information, please visit their web site at

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Some important things to know about voter registration Senate primary candidate, Democrat Cheri Beasley. (photo by Cheri Beasley Senate campaign)

NC Dems advocate legalizing marijuana on ‘4/20’ by DAVID LARSON Carolina Journal

On April 20, or “4/20,” which in the world of marijuana smokers is like a national holiday, prominent N.C. Democrats celebrated the day themselves by calling for the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana and for clemency for those currently in prison for marijuana charges. The term “4/20” was popularized by the Grateful Dead as a time some of their fans would smoke together after school. This week, Cheri Beasley, former state Supreme Court chief justice and likely Democratic nominee for North Carolina’s 2022 U.S. Senate race, said on social media, “Legalizing marijuana in North Carolina would: Help small, NC farms thrive, Strengthen our local economy, Reform our criminal justice system. Legalization just makes sense – and as Senator, I’ll work to get it done.” Attorney General Josh Stein, another top Democrat, said, “It’s time for NC to move forward on medical cannabis, decriminalization of simple possession, and expungement of criminal records. Let’s act but let’s get it right – including strong protections for kids, no advertising, state-controlled sales, and putting NC farmers first.” The most controversial part of Stein’s statement, judging by the comments under it, was not about legalization but about the “state-controlled sales,” with many saying an ABCtype system like the one that exists for liquor in North Carolina would be too restrictive.

Nationally, 68 percent of Americans support legalization, according to a late 2021 Gallup poll. Republicans were about evenly split, though, with 50 percent for and 49 percent against making marijuana legal. In North Carolina, a WRAL/SurveyUSA poll found that 57 percent of adults in the state wanted recreational marijuana legalized and 72 percent wanted medical marijuana legalized. This shift in opinion in recent years has resulted in 19 states legalizing recreational marijuana, including New Jersey, starting on April 21. A bill passed in the U.S. House and under consideration in the Senate would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level and allow states to decide how to regulate it. While there’s no clear sign the Republican-majority legislature plans to act on such a bill for North Carolina when it comes back after the May 17 primaries, there will be one place marijuana will soon be available in the state – the far-western tribal territory, known as the Qualla Boundary, of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. The EBCI tribal council voted 11-1 in May 2021 to allow medical marijuana within the Qualla Boundary and to decriminalize possession of marijuana, even for recreational use, up to an ounce. Those who are not tribal members will be permitted to obtain a medical marijuana card using the same process as tribal members, but they are asked not to take their “prescriptions” off of EBCI territory since it is still il-

legal in the rest of North Carolina. With calls for legalization increasing, John Locke Foundation CEO Amy Cooke advises caution. “I had a front-row seat to marijuana legalization in Colorado,” Cooke said. “Legalization at the state level requires serious debate and solutions to real problems, like lack of access to financial services and the need for additional law enforcement and extensive physical security ahead of time.” The physical security, Cooke says, is necessary for dispensaries and growing operations that cannot use banks because their business remains illegal at the federal level. This makes their all-cash business vulnerable to having profits stolen by criminal elements. “Know that until marijuana is legal at the federal level, it will continue to be a high-risk business,” Cooke said. “Starting at the federal level makes more sense and would be a much smoother path.” She also said it can affect the culture, with marijuana use in parks and on the streets becoming a nuisance to other citizens, like families and business owners. “For instance, despite being against the law, people openly smoke pot in public areas where families congregate because laws aren’t enforced. Pretty soon families stop going to those places. If North Carolinians want to legalize pot, just do so with your eyes wide open.”


torney, and county offices. In primaries, voters affiliated with a political party will be given a ballot of candidates for their party. Unaffiliated voters may choose the ballot of any party that has a primary. Libertarians do not have any primaries this year. More information: Upcoming Election. Voters in approximately 30 municipalities across the state will also go to the polls to elect mayors and city/town council members. These municipal elections occur at the same time and on the same ballot as the primary contests. To find out if your municipality is conducting an election on May 17, visit the State Board’s Local Voter tool. For voters eligible to vote in the 2022 primary and municipal elections, sample ballots are available through the State Board of Elections’ Voter Search tool. Voters also may check their registration status, Election Day polling place, and additional information about their voting record using the Voter Search. Have questions about election security? Accurate information about election security – including pre-election testing, post-election audits, the State Board Investigations Division, cybersecurity, voter intimidation, and more – is available at Election Security.


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to becoming a U.S. citizen or having their rights restored following a felony conviction. 17-year-olds who will be 18 years old by the general election on November 8 are eligible to register and vote in the primary. Voters who need to update an existing registration may use the DMV website or a regular voter registration application to do so. DMV customers may update their voter registration residential or mailing address and party affiliation through the DMV service, but may not change their name through the DMV. If using the paper application, it must be signed and sent to the voter’s county board of elections by April 22. Updates to name, address (if within the county), and party affiliation must be signed, but can be provided by fax or email to your county board of elections. If a voter is updating their residential address to a new county, they must return the paper form by mail or in person. Registered voters may also update an existing registration at a onestop early voting site during the early voting period, although voters may not change their party affiliation during the early voting period. In the primary election, voters will select nominees for a political party to move on to the November 8 general election. Contests on the ballot include U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, N.C. General Assembly, state and local judges, district at-

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Ty Cobb felt the strong arms of God underneath him Baseball ious reasons. I mean, season 2022 Jim Rice was born and is upon us. reared Although I in our county of was just a Anderson, S.C. You medioknow I had to pull cre player for him! But enough at best, I about my preferences still love and I’m sure many of the game of you have your own REV. DR. BILLY LOWE baseball favorites. baseball. As a kid I Pastor, Cherryville First Let me tell you Presbyterian Church watched the about something REpro games ALLY important! And on a black and white TV with it does involve one player of a small screen listening to which I am a fan. In fact, I Blattener, Dean, Reese and never saw him play but I have Kirby calling the “Game of heard and read a lot about the Week”. I watched Clem- him. His name was Ty Cobb. ente, Mays, Mantle and Maris Cobb was born and reared and countless others become in Royston, GA, which is just the heroes of the Saturday af- across the Savannah River ternoons. Ted Williams was from Anderson County, SC. my favorite. But goodness, just look at Then, the Braves moved his baseball records, many from Milwaukee to Atlanta of which have not been broand, well, you know the rest ken to this day. He played of the story. I still had my fa- in the early 1900’s, mostly vorites on other teams for var- for the Detroit Tigers. Ty

From Can’t To Can (Part 3 of the “I Can” series) We all deal with challenges from time to time. Sometimes it’s a difficult relationship, a stressful job, sickness or other pressing problems. These issues can weigh us down to the point that we exclaim, “I CAN’T DO THIS!” However, the bible provides a way for us to change our “can’t” to “can”. It’s found in Philippians 4:13 (NKJV). In this powerful verse, Apostle Paul exhorts DANYALE PATTERSON us to declare, “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.” But what does that verse mean? It sounds good, but how do you apply it to your life - especially if you are dealing with something right now? The Power of Christ First of all, Christ is not Jesus’ last name. It means “the anointed One who is the Messiah or Savior and His anointing”. The word “anointing” means “to smear on’’, and it represents the power of the Holy Spirit. The bible declares that the anointing destroys yokes and removes burdens. A yoke is a symbol of slavery. However, Christ will set you free from the bondages of satanic forces and empower you with the ability to do what you couldn’t do! Get Persuaded A great example of a person in the bible that experienced God’s miraculous power moving in his life is Abraham. There was no way he and his wife could conceive a child because they were so old, but when God got involved, Abraham’s “can’t” became a “can”, and his son Issaac was born. However, he made a choice to fully trust God. Romans 4:20-21 NLT says, “Abraham never wavered in believing God’s promise. In fact, his faith grew stronger, and in this he brought glory to God. He was fully convinced that God is able to do whatever he promises. And because of Abraham’s faith, God counted him as righteous.“ It’s For Children Too I am a 4th grade teacher at a Christian school. I have a student that would get frustrated every time we did a math problem. I told her to begin to ask God to give her the wisdom to understand math, and to start declaring that she could do math through Christ who strengthens her. After a week, she began to understand math and began to excel. Both of us were excited about how she drastically improved when she prayed, believing God would help her, and declaring what she could do instead of what she couldn’t do. PRAY THIS PRAYER: “Lord, I praise you for being the God of the impossible. I believe your word. I trust you and I love you. Forgive me for dwelling on my inadequacies instead of leaning on your Spirit and your word to empower me to do all things. Help me to immerse myself in your word and yield to your Spirit, until I am confident in your ability to work in me, through me, and in spite of me. In Jesus name I pray - Amen.” Danyale Patterson is co-founder of Enlighten Ministries, a 501c3 organization with her husband Brandon Patterson. Contact her at to share a testimony, send a prayer request, or book her to speak.

Cobb played in 3,033 games and set 13 batting records. Among them: highest lifetime batting average (.367), most base hits (4,191), most bases (5,863), most singles (3,052), most years batting over .300 (23). He batted over .400 three times, led the America League in batting 12 times and nine years in a row. During his years as a player, he gained the reputation of being a rugged, tough, prejudiced individual. That’s why I am so glad that Charles Leerhsen wrote the book “Ty Cobb, A Terrible Beauty” where many of those early accusations are examined and dismissed. About two months before his death, Cobb became a patient at Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital. He was afflicted with bone cancer and several other ailments. During Cobb’s stay in the hospital, a businessman and

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First Baptist Church 301 East 1st Street, Cherryville, NC Anthony Grove Baptist Church 100 Anthony Grove Road Crouse, NC 704-435-6001 Bess Chapel United Methodist Church 6073 Flay Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-7969 Bethlehem United Methodist Church 6753 NC 182 Highway Cherryville, NC 704-435-1608 Blessed Hope Baptist Church 3357 Fallston-Waco Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-8530 Body of Christ Fellowship Center 405 S. Cherokee Street Cherryville, NC Calvary Way Holiness Church 1017 Second Street Cherryville, NC Pastor Clifton Morgan Cherryville Church of God 810 East Main Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-2275

Emmanuel Baptist Church 1155 Marys Grove Church Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-5764

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Fairview Baptist Church 415 South Mountain Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-4299

Living Word Ministries 306 East Academy Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-3213

Second Baptist Church 201 Houser Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-9657

First Baptist Church 301 East 1st Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-3796

Marys Grove United Methodist Church 1223 Marys Grove Church Rd Cherryville, NC 704-435-5544

Shady Grove Baptist Church 3240 Tryon Courthouse Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-9605

Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church 235 A.W. Black Street Waco, NC 704-435-8842

St. John’s Lutheran Church 310 West Church Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-9264

Mt. Zion Baptist Church 112 Mt. Zion Church Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-9636

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church 1203 St. Mark’s Church Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-5941

North Brook Baptist Church 7421 Flay Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-4471

Victory Life Assembly of God 1655 Shelby Highway Cherryville, NC 704-435-5539

Oak Grove AME Zion Church 542 Flint Hill Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-3687

Waco Baptist Church 262 N. Main Street Waco, NC 704-435-9311

Oak Grove Baptist Church 219 Tot Dellinger Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-3053

Washington Missionary Baptist Church 1920 Stony Point Road Waco, NC 704-435-3138

First Church of the Nazarene 301 North Elm Street Cherryville, NC 828-838-2428 First Presbyterian Church 107 West Academy Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-6064 First United Methodist Church 601 N. Pink St. Cherryville, NC 704-435-6732 First Wesleyan Church 800 North Pink Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-6069 Free Saints Chapel Church 813 Self Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-0949 Gospel Way Baptist Church 3904 Tryon Courthouse Rd. Cherryville, NC 866-356-3219 Jesus Servant Ministries 108 N. Mountain St. Cherryville, NC 704-769-8085 Legacy Church 805 Self Street Cherryville, NC 704-457-9615

Revival Tabernacle 1104 Delview Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-4073

Word of Faith Ministry 306 Doc Wehunt Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-5560

Rudisill Chapel AME Zion Church 417 South Mountain Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-5621

Zion Hill Baptist Church 3460 Zion Hill Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-3355

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Hall of Fame, but by far, his greatest testimony of his life is the testimony – like all who have come to know, love and follow Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord – like Ty Cobb, they came to understand that there is no “being saved” apart from God and His amazing grace. In the Holy Scriptures the message of Ephesians 2:8,9 is absolutely true! “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, and not of works, lest anyone should boast.” There is no other way for you or for me to be secure in our salvation except through God’s grace that saves us, nothing of ourselves, just His loving grace. The doors of the Christian community are open. Come to Christ now. Don’t wait for a crisis!w

touched. Then we gave him the New Testament meaning of saving faith and spoke of the necessity for repentance. To these he responded earnestly. He said he wanted to put his complete trust in Christ to save him, and it was evident that he was sincere in this. “On subsequent occasions Ty was ready to tell us how comforting it was to rely on Christ. He loved to talk about how much Christ meant to him during his suffering and as he faced the future. The last visit was two days before his death. At this time he said, ‘I feel the strong arms of God underneath me. It is wonderful to be able to pray. I want you to tell others that they should not wait until a crisis comes to learn how to pray.’” Ty Cobb was recognized for his great baseball abilities and was the first player ever voted into the Baseball

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friend to Cobb, spoke to Dr. John R. Richardson, pastor of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, suggesting a visit to Ty in regard to the welfare of his soul. Dr. Richardson later released a statement on that visit to the Presbyterian Journal. It read “On our first visit, Ty said he had just been given sedation and would like for us to come back the next day when his mind was clearer. We read to him a passage of Scripture and offered a prayer. He was deeply appreciative and insisted we return at our earliest convenience. “Two days later we went for our second visit. It was obvious that the Holy Spirit had been working in his heart. We explained to him God’s plan of salvation. He listened with perfect attention as we told him how Christ came to save sinners and of His incomparable love to us; he was

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Ease of access to services for DV survivors increasing

by ADAM J. GAUB Director OF Communications Gaston County

Gaston County District Attorney Travis Page entered his new role with a clear vision – to improve the response to those who have been impacted by domestic violence and ensure those committing acts of violence are held accountable. The impact of childhood trauma is a driving force for District Attorney Page, who said “It’s important for this office to assist in the healing and strengthening of families. I believe that building a safer community begins at home.” Since his time in office, District Attorney Page has hired victim service

coordinators and several additional prosecutors. Additionally, he has partnered with the Hope United Survivor Network to leverage their services to provide mental health counseling, transportation, legal representation for civil matters, childcare for court attendance, and financial assistance to survivors. Partnership with the Gaston County Sheriff’s Office provides for the ongoing support to those seeking a domestic violence protective order and navigating the court process. “The court process can be so overwhelming, and it is our goal to tailor supportive services to the survivor and family,” said HUSN Director Tara Joyner. While these are immediate actions to improve the courts response, the District Attorney’s Office has enlisted the Jeannie Geiger Institute to provide additional training for all law enforcement responding to domestic violence calls for service. Through the im-

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF GASTON NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 31st day of March, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of MICKIE LEE FERGUSON, deceased, of Gaston County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Christina Elizabeth McDaniel, Executrix, on or before the 20th day of July, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 20th day of April, 2022.

plementation of innovative, evidence-based scoring tools, the District Attorney’s Office will receive critical data allowing prosecutors to identify the highrisk offenders most likely to commit homicide. Such information will be used to seek appropriate bonds and sentences. “If domestic violence is predictable, then homicide is preventable.” That is the unanimous consensus of researchers and practitioners from the Jeannie Geiger Institute. Research shows the escalation of physical acts of violence, use of weapons, threats of suicide, substance use and a recent break-up contribute to the danger posed to the victim. Most alarming, the use of non-fatal strangulation or any occlusion of the neck is

the many steps involved in the legal process. Hope United and Page’s office have teamed together to produce a series of videos that will be a resource for survivors. Those videos will soon be available on screens in Hope United’s space within the Gaston County Courthouse in courtroom 2C, as well as on its website,


NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 4th of April, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of DAVID LAMAR MORTON, deceased, of Gaston County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned Peggy S. Morton, Executrix, on or before the 27th day of July, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

In the Matter of the Estate of: JUDY ANN JOYE, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS and DEBTORS Having qualified on the 27th day of July, 2021 as Administrator of the Estate of JUDY ANN JOYE, deceased, late of Gaston County, North Carolina this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Administrator on or before the 28th day of July, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment.

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Having qualified on 21st day of March, 2022 as Co-Executor and Co- Executrix of the Estate of MARTIN L. SHULL; AKA, MARTIN LUTHER SHULL, deceased, of Gaston County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Ricky Lamar Shull, Co-Executor and/or Cynthia S. Pruett. Co-Executrix, on or before the 6th day of July, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

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a predictor of future homicide. Being strangled will increase a victim’s chance of death by 750 percent. In translation, strangulation is the demonstration of intended murder. The Gaston County District Attorney Office is taking proactive action to prevent homicides and support survivors. “Our community should never question whether the District Attorney’s Office cares about our survivors,” Page said. “With an unrelenting resolve, our office will stand in the trenches alongside our survivors to combat domestic violence.” Through this partnership, Hope United Survivor Network, and the District Attorney’s Office will work together to improve outcomes and increase safety.


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Lady Ironmen finish Easter Tournament with a win; two losses April 29 is Cancer Walk Night and Senior Night at CHS by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

The CHS Lady Ironmen softball team’s Easter Tournament took place on Tuesday, April 19, and Wednesday, April 20, last week, resulting in one win and two losses for the ladies. The teams taking part in the Tournament, besides CHS, were: West Lincoln’s Lady Rebels; North Gaston’s Lady Wildcats; North Lincoln’s Lady Knights; East Lincoln’s Lady Wolves; and the Lady Mountaineers of Kings Mountain High School. Head coach A.J. Henley said in the first game, played at the CHS softball field, the Lady Ironmen went up against the Lady Knight’s of North Lincoln, with that

team taking an 11-1 win over the CHS ladies. Hitters for the CHS team were Riley Kiser, Riley Bryant, and Krista Davis. Taylor Digh reached base. Senior right-hander Raegan Nowowiecki was the losing pitcher in this one, though she had six (6) strikeouts. The second game Cherryville played in their selfhosted tournament was against the Lady Wildcats of North Gaston. The Lady Ironmen acquitted themselves well in this matchup as they got the 13-8 win. Pitcher Krista Davis not only got the win in this one but helped the team out by hitting a grand slam home run as well. Coach Henley said, overall, the leading hitters for all three games were Davis, Emma Proctor, and Bryant. “The grand slam was in the second game. That’s what got us going,” said Coach Henley.

In the last game of the tournament, the CHS ladies faced the Lady Mountaineers of Kings Mountain High, losing to them by a score of 20-7. The Lady Ironmen are now 11-6 overall and 8-1 in SPC 1A/2A play. They faced the Lady Yellow Jackets of BCHS (at BCHS) on Tuesday, April 26, the play the Lady Warriors of East Gaston at CHS on Thursday, April 28. On Friday, April 29, the ladies take on the Bessemer City High Lady Yellow Jackets at CHS. It is also Cancer Night, which is the night the team and their coaches and family walk to recognize those who fight against cancer and are caregivers to those folks as well. It is also Senior Night. Tuesday, May 3 through Friday, May 6, is the SPC1A/2A Conference Tournament.

Senior Lady Ironmen softball pitcher Raegan Nowowiecki was the starter against the Lady Mountaineers in last Wednesday’s April 20 game at the CHS girls’ Easter Tournament. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

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Kings Mountain’s Cheyenne Reynolds prepares to take a cut at the Raegan Nowowiecki pitch at last week’s CHS-hosted Easter Tournament. Catching for Raegan was Alexie McSwain.

Playing first base for the Lady Ironmen, Riley Bryant, is vigilant to make sure nothing gets by her.

CHS’ Emma Proctor stands ready at third base to come home should the batter get a base hit.

Lady Ironman Landyn McBride (#6) has her eyes on Lady Mountaineers pitcher Kali Weaver’s throw.






Remaining 2022 CHS Lady Ironmen softball schedule Thursday, April 28 – East Gaston @ CHS

Coming in relief for CHS starter Raegan Nowowiecki, Lady Ironmen pitcher Krista Davis comes out of her windup and prepares to send one toward home plate.

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Lady Ironman Krista Davis watches to see if her teammate will get a hit so she can leave second base and head for third.

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NURSING HALL OF FAME Dr. Wanda Lancaster, a Shelby native, was recently inducted into the East Carolina University College of Nursing Hall of Fame. She is the daughter of Louse Lancaster & the late Melvin Lancaster of South Shelby & a graduate of Shelby High School. Dr. Lancaster is an Associate Professor & Director of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Concentration at ECU. She is a board certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with a dedicated career in clinical practice & education. The CON Hall of Fame recognizes significant & impactful contributions to the nursing profession.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2022

The Cherryville Eagle

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CHS’ Gaston Co. track meet wins four years in the making Head CHS men’s track coach Justin Willyoung is plain spoken about things, especially when it comes to winning. “First thing I would start with about this (Gaston County track) meet is that it was four years in the making (and) was a product of four years of hard work, determination, and dedication by this group especially our seniors.” When Willyoung took over four years ago he had nine kids his first day of practice – boys and girls combined. When they got to the county meet that year, he said, “I will never forget that they didn’t have a packet ready for us or really factor us in at all in planning for the meet. Someone jokingly said, 'We always forget you guys are even in the county.' I calmly said, 'This will definitely be the last year anyone forgets about Cherryville at this meet.' I remember walking right out to our small group of kids and saying to a few freshmen (our current seniors) that were sitting there, 'When you are seniors we are going to win this thing.' They all agreed and four years later THEY made it

happen! I could not be more proud of this group and what they have already and will continue to accomplish this season.” He continued, “This team embodies the true spirit of what the Ironmen are all about. We are the smallest school and one of the smallest teams in the county. The big schools have the luxury of only needing their kids to run one or two events. Almost all of our guys do four events each meet. It is grueling and painful and truly takes a special athlete to do that every week of the season, but our guys not only do it but get better every day. Team spirit is at 110 percent at our meets; it’s so contagious that other teams end up cheering us on! This is a special group of young men.” Coach Willyoung said he’d like to give a “shout out” to Gaston County Track MVP Jackson Owens. “Jackson knowingly and willingly sacrificed individual glory and the prestige of being a county champion in individual events to make sure his team was in the best possible position to win,” he said. “He chose a workload for this meet that is nearly

2022 Ironmen men’s track/field team are (left to right, front row): James Bell, Taishan Bell, Marlon Gomez, Yandel Lazala, Kadin Beaver, Tyler Foley, and Amarius Berry. Back row (left to right): Danyel Thompkins, Coach Justin Willyoung, Cooper Sloan, Jackson Owens, Jack Mulvey, Mason Grindstaff, Jud Erven, Bryson Sigmon, and Kam Bolin. (photo provided) unreasonable to ask of any young man. I tried to talk him out of it but he insisted it was best for the team and it paid off. He earned the respect of those around him and the county coaches

voted him as track MVP.” Jackson was second in the 400-meter dash, third in the 800-meter dash, 10th in the 100-meter dash, and ran the anchor leg of the winning 4x400-meter relay,

said Willyoung. “I would also like to recognize Field MVP Jack Mulvey for dominating the jumping events and running an impressive leg of the winning 4x400-meter relay.

Jack has been a consistent top performer all season and has an impressive drive to win. He is consistently improving each meet and has his sights set on State in See TRACK, Page 10



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The Cherryville Eagle

2022 Gaston County track meet MVPs: Jackson Owens (Track MVP) and Jack Mulvey (Field MVP). (photos provided)

TRACK From Page 9 multiple events and a second consecutive conference Field MVP title.” Willyoung also singled out Kam Bolin, a two-event winner in the 110-meter hurdles and the 300-meter hurdles and who also ran the anchor leg on the fourth place, 4x100-meter relay team. Said Willyoung, “Kam has steadily improved all season and always comes through when he’s needed. Kam will do any event at any time if asked. He is seeded high in the region in the 110 hurdles.” Seniors Mason Grindstaff, Cooper Sloan, and Gavin Cease majorly contributed to the team victory, placing in their events and scoring valuable points for the team total, noted Willyoung. “Cooper was a member of all three relay teams, earning first place in the 4x400, second in the 4x200, and fourth in the 4x100. He also placed third in the shot-put ,where he threw a personal best. Mason was a member of the second place 4x200 relay, fifth in the open 200-meters and second in the 300 hurdles. Gavin was a member of the second place 4x200 relay and fourth place 4x100-meter relay,” Coach

Willyoung added. Junior Yandel Lazala made a significant impact on the track and in the field, said coach. “He was a member of the winning 4x400-meter relay team, sixth in the open 400meter dash, second as a member of the 4x200-meter relay, and sixth in the triple jump.” noted Willyoung. Willyoung noted sophomore Taishan Bell “…impressed on the track and in the field as well” taking second in the long jump, fourth in the triple jump, sixth in the high jump and fourth in the 110meter hurdles. “Taishan and Yandel have bright futures on the track team!” he said. adding that junior Danyel Thompkins scored valuable points in the 110-meter hurdles and 300meter hurdles. Said Coach Willyoung, “Every member of the boys team contributed to the team victory.” The breakdown of events and places that scored points toward the team total: 4x800-meter relay – 6th: Kadin Beaver, Cain Cash, Jud Ervin, and James Bell; 110 hurdles – 1st: Kam Bolin, 4th: Taishan Bell, and 5th: Danyel Thompkins. The 4x200 relay – 2nd:

Cooper Sloan, Gavin Cease, Yandel Lazala, and Mason Grindstaff; 4x100 relay – 4th: Cooper Sloan, Gavin Cease, Kam Bolin, and Marlon Gomez; 400-meter – 2nd: Jackson Owens and 6th: Yandel Lazala. The 300 hurdles – 1st: Kam Bolin, 2nd: Mason Grindstaff, and 5th: Danyel Thompkins. In the 800-meter – 3rd: Jackson Owens; the 200-meter – 5th: Mason Grindstaff; and the 3,200-meter – 5th: Jud Ervin. In the 4x400 relays – 1st: Cooper Sloan, Yandel Lazala, Jack Mulvey, and Jackson Owens; in the High Jump – 1st: Jack Mulvey and 6th: Taishan Bell; in the Long Jump – 2nd: Taishan Bell and 5th: Jack Mulvey; in the Triple Jump – 3rd: Jack Mulvey, 4th: Taishan Bell, and 6th: Yandel Lazala. In the Shot Put – 3rd: Cooper Sloan and 8th: Mason Grindstaff; and in Discus – 5th: Elijah Gibson, 6th: Tyler Foley, and 8th: Amarius Berry. “A great team effort,” said Coach Willyoung. Head Lady Ironmen track and field coach Houston Gilmore said of the girl’s track team’s performance at the Gaston County Meet, “The girl’s track team finished in

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Gaston County Champions 4x400-meter relay team (left to right): Jack Mulvey, Jackson Owens, Yandel Lazala, and Cooper Sloan.

Kam Bolin is a two event winner at the Gaston County track meet. Bolin won in the 110-meter hurdles and the 300-meter hurdles, as well as helping with school wins at other events. fifth place in the county meet. It was a great team effort from all of the girls.” The team was highlighted,

he noted, by top-five finishes by the following ladies: RyleeGrace Burgis, Khya Brooks, Callista Spencer, Landrie

Wofford, Sarah Rayfield, and all of the relay teams. “Congratulations to all of the girls!” he said.


When to Expect Your Social Security Checks Dear Savvy Senior, I am planning to retire and apply for my Social Security benefits in July. When can I expect my first check, and is direct deposit my only option for receiving my monthly payment? Almost 62

Dear Almost, Generally, Social Security retirement benefits, as well as disability and survivor benefits, are paid in the month after the month they are due. So, if you want to start receiving your Social Security benefits in July, your July benefits will be distributed in August. The day of the month you receive your benefit payment, however, will depend on your birthdate. Here’s the schedule of when you can expect to receive your monthly check. If you were born on the: • 1st through the 10th: Expect your check to be deposited on the second Wednesday of each month. • 11th through the 20th: Expect your check to be deposited on the third Wednesday of each month.

• 21st through the 31st: Expect your check to be deposited on the fourth Wednesday of each month.

There are, however, a few exceptions to this schedule. For example, if the day your Social Security check is supposed to be deposited happens to be a holiday, your check will be deposited the previous day. And, if you are receiving both Social Security benefits and SSI payments, your Social Security check will be deposited on the third day of the month. You should also know that for Social Security beneficiaries who started receiving benefits before 1997, their Social Security checks are paid on the third day of the month. To get a complete schedule of 2022 payment dates, visit EN-05-10031-2022.pdf. Receiving Options There are two ways you can receive your Social Security benefits. Most beneficiaries choose direct deposit into their bank or credit union account because it’s simple, safe and

secure. But if you don’t want this option, or you don’t have a bank account that your payments can be deposited into, you can get a Direct Express Debit MasterCard and have your benefits deposited into your card’s account.

This card can then be used to get cash from ATMs, banks or credit union tellers, pay bills online and over the phone, make purchases at stores or locations that accept Debit MasterCard and get cash back when you make those purchases, and purchase money orders at the U.S. Post Office. The money you spend or withdraw is automatically deducted from your account. And you can check your balance any time by phone, online or at ATMs. There’s also no cost to sign up for the card, no monthly fees and no overdraft charges. There are, however, some small fees for optional services you need to be aware of, like multiple ATM withdrawals. Currently, cardholders get one free ATM withdrawal per month, but additional monthly withdrawals cost 85 cents

each not including a surcharge if you use a non-network ATM. To learn more, visit or call 800-333-1795. When and How to Apply The Social Security Administration recommends that you apply for benefits three months before you want to start receiving checks. This will give you enough time to make sure you have all the needed information to complete the application. See SSA. gov/hlp/isba/10/isba-checklist.pdf for a checklist of what you’ll need. You can apply for your Social Security benefits online at, by phone at 800-772-1213, or in person at your local Social Security office – call first to make an appointment. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior. org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.